Friday, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania filed a case with the United States Supreme Court to take out Late Ballots from the general court for the 2020 election.
“First post-election action at #SCOTUS as PA GOP asks for an emergency order to segregate late-arriving absentee/mail-in ballots. Doc: https://bit.ly/32BRiiP PA Secretary of State previously agreed to do this, but filing says GOP isn’t convinced it is happening,” Josh Gerstein, senior Legal Affairs Contributor, POLITICO, posted on Twitter.
Shortly after it was announced, Gerstein wrote an update to his opinion.
ABC reported: “Pennsylvania GOP asks U.S. Supreme Court for emergency order to ensure no late-arriving mail ballots are added to the totals. PA Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar has confirmed to @ABCNews that those ballots are not showing up in the tally.”‘
“Election Day has turned into election week as the counting of votes continues across the United States, with preliminary results showing the path to re-election has narrowed for President Donald Trump in several key battleground states.
Candidates need 270 Electoral College votes to secure the presidency. ABC News projects Trump currently has 214, while former Vice President Joe Biden has 253. Biden’s count includes Wisconsin, where ABC News is characterizing him as the apparent winner because the vote is very close and has not yet been certified.MORE: Election 2020 undecided races: The presidency, key states and Senate contests
Both Trump, the Republican incumbent, and Biden, the Democratic challenger, have addressed the nation while waiting for election results and offered contrasting messages on the American election process. Trump has sowed doubt in its integrity, firing off baseless claims of voter fraud after his campaign filed a barrage of lawsuits to stop vote counts in a number of crucial states. Biden, meanwhile, has projected confidence that he’ll win the White House and has urged Americans to keep calm while every vote is counted.
The 2020 election has shattered voting records, surpassing the 138 million who went to the polls in 2016. Biden has also broken the record for obtaining the most votes ever cast for a U.S. presidential candidate, with more than 73 million and counting.”
Bloomberg news reported:
Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court to order Pennsylvania counties to segregate mail ballots arriving after Election Day, saying state officials haven’t gone far enough to make sure those votes can be invalidated if the GOP wins a legal challenge.
The state’s Republican Party is seeking to block ballots that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said would count as long as they were mailed by Tuesday and arrive by Friday. State officials have already told county officials to separate out those ballots.
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The state’s top elections official, Kathy Boockvar, said Thursday the number of late-arriving ballots would be only a “tiny fraction” of the 60,000 received in the three days after the primary in June.
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